Floods: Number of evacuees drops to 21,544 on Monday (Dec 27) night

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 21,544 flood evacuees from 6,563 families are still being housed in relief centres in five states.

This is a decline from 21,846 on Monday evening (Dec 27). All evacuees are being sheltered at 138 centres in Kelantan, Selangor, Pahang, Melaka and Negri Sembilan.

In SELANGOR, the Social Welfare Department’s Info Bencana app showed that the number of evacuees dropped to 8,644 people in 45 centres compared with 8,715 people in 46 centres.

The Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) announced in a statement at 6.30pm that continuous heavy rains had occurred in Hulu Langat for two hours.

The department advised residents in low-lying areas and flood-prone areas to remain vigilant and to comply with instructions from the authorities if needed.

In NEGRI SEMBILAN, flood evacuees dropped to 58 individuals from 19 families compared with 82 people from 26 families this evening. The relief centre at SK Dato Undang Abdullah was also closed at 4pm, leaving only two centres in operation in Jelebu.

In PAHANG, 12,692 evacuees are still being housed in 90 relief centres in the districts of Kuantan, Pekan, Maran, Temerloh, Bentong and Bera.

Only two rivers in the state were at warning levels, according to the website publicinfobanjir.water.gov.my, with Sungai Lipis in Benta showing an upward trend, while Sungai Kundang in Maran showed a downward trend.

The state disaster management committee secretariat reported that almost all roads have reopened, except at nine locations, including Jalan Kuantan-Segamat in Pekan, Jalan Kuala Lipis-Jerantut (Jerantut), Jalan Ulu Dong (Raub), Jalan Bentong-Gua Musang (Lipis) and Jalan Sungai Lembing (Kuantan).

The number of flood evacuees in KELANTAN dropped as of 9pm with 152 people from 46 families compared with 218 people from 69 families at two relief centres at SK Tok Deh and SK Gual Periok in Pasir Mas.

No main rivers in the state were at danger levels.

In MELAKA, the number of flood evacuees remained at 26 people from eight families at a relief centre at SK Penghulu Benteng in Jasin as of 8pm – Bernama.